Regretfully, it’s time for me to say goodbye. I’ve been with Claims since October 2000, and it’s been a terrific ride and a wonderful cap to my career in publishing, which began in an era of brand new cars that sold for $2,200 (a convertible, no less). That should tell you something.

What’s next for me? While I was sitting at home one evening, pondering the prospect of change, my wife pointed out that this was not so much an end, but a beginning of something new. She encouraged me to look at other avenues of success and challenges. So, in addition to freelancing for this terrific publication, I’ve applied for a position as an official greeter in the surgical waiting room of a local hospital. It’s not the pay that matters, but rather the opportunity to be of help and comfort to others.

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